Portabella(o?) Goatcheese Burgers + Worst Recap of Weekends ever

Monday, September 29, 2014

Soo this week October is going to be here, crazy right?? I am joining some friends in doing No Spending October Challenge and I'm excited to see how that goes. For now, I'm stockpiling on clothes and boots that I would normally buy in October as the season changes (post coming Thursday), is that cheating? So get excited because I'll probably be in a great mood since I (hopefully) won't be broke in October!

Anway, since grilling season is coming to a close, we've been trying to take full advantage of all things grill. Last week we tried this gem:

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 1 hour (marinating)
Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 4 large Portabella(o?) mushrooms ($6.00)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese (I get the giant chunk of herbed goat cheese from Trader Joe's and slice it up and use a few slices for each burger)
  • Rolls (we use Udi's)
Combine the olive oil, vinegar, onion, garlic and salt in a large ziploc bag and shake it up to mix it all together. Add the mushrooms and allow to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Spray your grill with LOTS of non-stick grilling spray. These babies wanted to stick all over our grill. Place the mushrooms on the hot grill, gill side up, for 10 mins- no need to flip or anything. 

Put them on your rolls of choice (our portabellas were thin so we each put 2 on our rolls), top with goat cheese, onions, and your choice of condiments. I just used a little extra balsamic.

This was a great weekend in which I took one picture. Friday Harrison and I stayed in, took care of some wedding details, drank some two buck chuck and a delicious Fall Salad from Sweet Green with MD crab, corn, avocadooomgggg:

Saturday I watched a freaking nailbiting game between UGA and Tennessee with a zillion Georgia fans at Public Bar.

Saturday night we cooked out and played hours of Cards Against Humanity.

Sunday I enjoyed the sunshine, I ran a bunch of errands and caught up on life stuff. And I took this one picture of the weekend:


  1. omg that game was a nailbiter!! the dawgs need to get it together! those burgers look so yummy!

  2. Easy weekends like that are the bestest!!!

  3. Your weekend recap is better than mine! I did nothing! Love your pooches!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


    Happy Monday!

  5. I love lazy weekends. i LOVE Cards of Humanity, it's a good way to find out just how sick and twisted you really are. Um, that portabella burger FOR THE WIN. I'm headed out to Trader Joes in a few!

  6. i freaking love mushrooms as burgers. i actually made some once and used the mushrooms as the bun (way too juicy and messy) and this is a much better idea!!

  7. I love giant grilled portobellos. I do them exactly the same but with Feta... yum. And your Dawgs sure did squeek one out!

  8. I'm going to have to check our Sweet green to see if they have that MD crab salad - amazing!! I'm trying a no spend October as well...we'll see how that one goes!

  9. Love those pups! Also, that burger looks delish!

  10. You had me at burger and lost me at fungus. Haha!

    That game was a close one, at least our Dawgs pulled out a W!

  11. That looks SOOO good. I want a burger now :) (said girl who just had dinner and dessert)

  12. I am doing the wallet watch too and buying all the things before the month starts! Haha! The pups look adorable, weekends in are the best!

  13. Cards Against Humanity is my favorite. I'm doing the Wallet Watch and while it's not as hard as a complete no spend month, I hope I can reign in the spending too! Good luck!

  14. My husband would flip over these. Looks great! I've never heard of Cards Against Humanity... Totally going to have to check it out!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!! <3


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